Vancouver Supported Housing Program
Regular Part Time (Grid 13)
(17.5 hours/week) (2 Positions)
Pacific Community Resources Society requires an experienced Youth Housing Support Worker (HSW) for Supported Youth Housing Programs in Vancouver. The successful applicant will be part of an integrated youth services team providing overnight support for at-risk youth at various sites.
The Overnight Youth HSW will provide one-to-one overnight support to a caseload of young people aged 16-24, working on life-skills and individualized goals, providing back up support to other overnight staff, supporting clients in maintaining housing and successfully transitioning into adulthood. The position involves coordinating with daytime case management staff and other community supports. The successful applicant will have a background in non-violent crisis intervention and experience liaising with on-site security and other emergency staff.
A solid background in work with LGBTQ2S* youth, Aboriginal youth, youth at-risk and youth exiting the foster care systems is required. Previous supportive housing work preferred. We require the candidate to be able to connect well with Aboriginal, newcomer, LGBTQ2S* and youth of colour, to ensure they feel safe, supported and connected.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
B.A. or a degree in a related field or Community Service Support Worker (CSSW) or Child and Youth Care Counsellor (CYCC) diploma, plus 2 years’ experience.
- Criminal Records Check including the vulnerable sector
- Valid First Aid Certificate.
- Experience working with multi-barriered homeless youth from diverse backgrounds.
- Experience working with youth in a residential setting is an asset.
- Experience working with you dealing with mental health and addictions challenges.
- Sound judgement and effective interpersonal skills.
- Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Strong understanding of non-binary gender representations, expressions and identities.
- Strong understanding of Aboriginal culture and impacts of colonialism, racism and oppression.
- Strong understanding of the foster care and other child welfare systems.
- Certificate of completion for nonviolent crisis intervention or similar program.
- Valid driver’s license and use of own vehicle will be an asset.